Ikea Wardrobe to Pottery Barn Wardrobe
So here’s my oldest daughter’s Ikea Wardrobe… cheap and basic, you know the one that I’ve been teasing you with (smile)…
Her bedroom is actually the bonus room, so no closet. We purchased the cheapest wardrobe at Ikea because the “plan” was to convert it to a real bedroom by adding a closet. Well two years later and finances have not allowed that. So… I figured why not make it look a lot prettier and even more functional.
Here’s some of my inspiration pictures…
These are all from Pottery Barn Teen.
So I went and collected my needed supplies…
a mirror ($5 @ Target)
trim (under $5)
roll of cork ($8, used about 1/2)
paint (in garage)
My daughter and I took the hardware off and gave it a light sanding. Then it got a coat of Kiltz primer.
Then we painted it with 2 coats of white paint.
We used a hot glue gun to adhere the mirror to the wardrobe door.
The trim on the corkboard was cut with a miter box and saw.
A spray adhesive held the cork onto the door.
Then we used the glue gun again to hold the trim around the cork.
I love how it turned out. It still needs some caulking at the seams and another coat of white paint everywhere… but I think it’s a lovely transformation!
Here’s some close~ups…
I think I might change out the hardware too… hum?
So, was it worth the wait???